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Butcherly   Listen

Poorly done.  Synonyms: botchy, unskillful.  "It was an unskillful attempt"
Accompanied by bloodshed.  Synonyms: gory, sanguinary, sanguineous, slaughterous.

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"Butcherly" Quotes from Famous Books

... called them, and a great rabble with them, bringing along with them the true widow that I was pretended to be; and they came sweating and blowing into the shop, and with a great deal of triumph, dragging the poor creature in the most butcherly manner up towards their master, who was in the back shop, and cried out aloud, 'Here's the widow, sir; we have catcher her at last.' 'What do ye mean by that?' says the master. 'Why, we have her already; there she sits,' says he, 'and Mr. ——,' says he, 'can swear this is she.' The other man, ...
— The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders &c. • Daniel Defoe

... a young girl who had been very quietly and steadily clinging to a gentleman before us, was suddenly struck from her protector's arms by a big, butcherly intruder, and hurled under the feet of the crowd. Scarce two seconds lasted her disappearance. Graham rushed forwards; he and the gentleman, a powerful man though grey-haired, united their strength to thrust back the throng; ...
— Villette • Charlotte Bronte

Words linked to "Butcherly" :   unskilled, bloody, butcher

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